*KARACHI: **Pakistan International Airline plane narrowly escapes disaster after having a bird hit.*
*A Lahore-bound flight of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) suffered serious damage after a bird hit near Lahore on Monday.*
The flight PK-758 was coming from London to Lahore. The Boeing 777 aircraft’s engine number one received considerable damage due to the bird hit.
However, the pilot of the aircraft successfully landed at the airport. Subsequently, the aircraft was grounded for maintenance.
Owing to the negligence of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the incidents of bird strikes have been consistently increasing at airports across the country.
In last seven months, more than 34 planes of Pakistan International Airline (PIA) were affected by bird strikes which caused millions of rupees loss to the national flag carrier, sources had said.